Trim Tab Plate Sizing Chart (1 Actuator Per Tab)
Trim Tab Plate Sizing Chart (2 Actuators Per Tab)
The Trollbuddy system, consisting of a linear actuator, microprocessor control option, and aluminum plate assembly, adjusts trolling speeds on both outboard and inboard/outboard motors to maintain optimal trolling speed.
Trolling speed can be easily adjusted with the control switch, allowing the engine to maintain the correct idle rpm while slowing the boat until the proper trolling speed is achieved.
Using the Trollbuddy system eliminates the added weight, expense and maintenance costs of a "kicker" motor or trolling motor and batteries.
GREAT LAKES ANGLER TROLLBUDDY REVIEW
Trollbuddy was recently featured in the Tackle and Toys write-up in the August-September 2019 issue of Great Lakes Angler:
"When Brad Dupuie showed up with his 2019 826 Angler Qwest demo boat to fish my home waters a few days last April he had the new 'toon outfitted with a few new options not available on the previous version. Among the new details was a 300 HP Suzuki four-stroke fitted with a Trollbuddy Trolling Plate..."
What is the first step to ensure the system will fit my inboard/outboard motor?
Can I install the Trollbuddy System myself or will I need a service technician?
Yes, the Trollbuddy kit comes with everything you will need to successfully install and operate the system. If your comfortable using hand tools and routing the control cable, you should be able to install the kit yourself.
Can I get replacement parts for my Trollbuddy?
Trollbuddy parts are available and can be referenced by the part number in the installation manual.
Can Trollbuddy be removed when not in use?
Yes, the actuator wiring has a weather tight plug, with cap and the Trollbuddy plate (Sr. or Jr.) can be removed and stowed. All components are held in place with snap clips and can be easily removed for storage.
What is the warranty for the Trollbuddy System?
The Trollbuddy system comes with a one-year warranty covering material and workmanship defects on complete Trollbuddy systems. If non-Trollbuddy parts are used, the Trollbuddy parts are covered by a 90-day warranty.
Will Trollbuddy run my battery down?
No, because your engine is running and battery is being charged.
How precise is the speed adjustment of the Trollbuddy System?
Speed control is very precise to .06 mph (.1 kph).
Is the CSETR-61-TROLL electronic led control waterproof?
Yes, the CSETR-61-TROLL control is waterproof IP68 rated and UV resistant.
Can the Trollbuddy be used in saltwater?
The Trollbuddy System can be use in saltwater, and all the components are built to withstand the harsh marine environment.
How much will the Trollbuddy System slow down a boat while trolling?
Trollbuddy can reduce your speed 2 to 3 mph (3.2 to 4.8 kph) while trolling.
If you have any questions or comments about the Trollbuddy system, we'd love to hear from you.
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